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Le Dama d'Ambara (ou Enchanter la mort)

A Feature film by Jean Rouch, Germaine Dieterlen

Production year : 1974

    Synopsis

    Every five years, the mask society of the Dogons of Sanga, Mali, organizes a great Dama, a ceremony to end the period of mourning and drive away "the dangerous thing". The Dama shown here is for seven dignitaries, one of whom was called Ambara Dolo.

    Production and distribution

    French distribution :

    CNRS Images

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    Ethnography

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1974

    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h

    Current status :

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    16mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono